The all-time Spring Training Pittsburgh Pirates team

The best line-up based on performance by Pittsburgh Pirates' players in Spring Training.
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Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Jose Osuna (64) at George M.
Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Jose Osuna (64) at George M. / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Jose Osuna

Jose Osuna was a corner infielder/outfielder for the Pirates from 2017 through 2020. He batted just .241/.280/.430 with a .299 wOBA and 83 wRC+ through 705 plate appearances in the Major Leagues. While Osuna had some pop and went yard 24 times with a .189 isolated slugging percentage, he also rarely walked with a 4.8 percent walk rate. But Osuna will go down in Pirates’ history as one of their best Spring Training hitters ever.

In 214 plate appearances, Osuna hit .314/.393/.564 with a .405 wOBA and 148 wRC+. Osuna had a .239 isolated slugging percentage and ten home runs. He walked much more frequently in Spring than he did in the regular season, with a significantly more respectable 8.4 percent walk rate, though he did strike out slightly more often with a 19.2 percent strikeout rate.

Osuna’s 2017 Spring Training was one to remember. Osuna had a 218 wRC+, a .352 isolated slugging percentage, and a .407 batting average. Only three other players that Preseason batted over .400 with an ISO above .350. Osuna’s 1.252 OPS was tied with Yandy Diaz for the 4th best that Spring and 3rd best by any Pirate since 2006 (min. 50 PAs).

Honorable mention: Jody Gerut